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Recreational Fire Burn Ban In Effect - July 16 Until Further Notice

Due to extended warm dry weather, extreme fire danger, and multiple local resources committed to on-going state fires, a ban on recreational fires is in effect for the City of Anacortes.  In coordination with the State of Washington and Skagit County a complete ban on open fires is essential to protect our community resources.

No recreational charcoal or wood fires are allowed.

All burn permits previously issued are temporarily suspended.

Please call Anacortes Fire Department at 360-293-1925 if you have questions regarding this ban.

Recreational Fire Permits

As a reminder, a Recreational Burn Permit is required for all recreational fires within the Anacortes City limits. The burning of yard debris, garbage, or other non-approved materials is prohibited.

Burning of weeds with a propane torch is also prohibited.

Receive Emergency Alerts from Skagit County DEM

Register here to receive emergency alerts and notifications through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System.  This system is a great way to receive local, timely and critical information when it matters most.

This notification system, in conjunction with on-line resources such as the Skagit County Emergency Management Facebook page, Twitter feed, the Skagit County website and local media outlets, will be the best way to stay informed during hazard and emergency situations. You can chose to be notified on your home or cell phone, text messaging or email.


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Commendation, Meritorious Service

We would like to hear from you if have received exemplary service, performance, behavior, attitude or achievement from one of our Department members. Submit the Commendation, Meritorious Service Form (PDF) to let us know.